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Friday, March 8, 2013

Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam, Spamalot!

Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam, Spamalot!

Monty Python and the Holy Grail is the most ridiculously hilarious and silliest movie ever made in the history of the world (according to our unofficial Minnesota Monthly poll of…me). Naturally, the musical based on the movie, Monty Python’s Spamalot, is the most ridiculously hilarious and silliest musical ever made in the history of the world (based on their three Tony Award wins). The show first debuted on Broadway in 2005, but you can see it now at the Orpheum Theatre on March 15 and 16. You have three performances for the chance to listen to great hits like “The Song That Goes Like This."

Here are five reasons you'll pee your pants laughing during Spamalot:

  1. You’re allowed to revive the fourth grader—and those “your mom” jokes—inside you: “Your mother was a hamster and your father smells of elderberries!”
  2. It spoofs King Arthur’s Camelot. We’re talking manly princes, sexy princesses, beheadings, and of course, the Knights of the (very) Roundtable.
  3. An instrument called a “Spamahorn” is played by the pit-orchestra. Is this thing literally made from a can with a horn? Or even worse, the meat?!
  4. You know of slapstick humor, but do you know about fish-slap humor?
  5. The Holy Grail might even be hiding in the audience, which means you could have the chance to be a part of the musical.

You’ll regret missing this insistently silly search for the cup that God accidentally misplaced, so get your tickets fast—ham-in-a-can not included.


Monty Python’s Spamalot
March 15 & 16, 2013
The Orpheum Theatre
910 Hennepin Ave, Mpls.
612-339-7007, hennepintheatretrust.org

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